AbbeyFest is the premier celebration of family, friends, and contemporary Catholic/Christian music in the greater Philadelphia area. We have featured some of the top Christian contemporary artists including: Matt Maher, Brandon Heath, Sara Groves, Righteous B, Marie Miller, Audrey Assad, Ike Ndolo, Sidewalk Prophets, Teresa Peterson and more.
In addition to the music, our exceptional speakers Curtis Martin, Bill Donaghy, Sister Mariam Heidland, SOLT., and Jeff Cavins have inspired and encouraged attendees to pursue their Catholic faith with passion and purpose. The beautiful culmination of AbbeyFest is a large outdoor afternoon Mass and solemn evening candlelight Eucharistic procession, Adoration and Benediction.
Held at Daylesford Abbey in Paoli, PA, the grounds are transformed into a festival atmosphere featuring hundreds of Christian vendors, food trucks, family and kid-friendly activities, pickup Frisbee, soccer and touch football games and dozens of Archdiocesan, Norbertine, and other order priests hearing confessions throughout the day and evening along with prayer and healing teams. One of the most unique aspects of AbbeyFest is its engaging atmosphere for children, teens, youth groups and families to experience the fullness of faith and truth of Jesus Christ.
AbbeyFest has been a collaborative effort of St. Norbert Parish in Paoli and the nearby Daylesford Abbey which is run by the Norbertine fathers who have staffed the parish for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for 60 years (1956-2016). For three years, the Abbey grounds have provided a beautiful spacious setting for the thousands of people drawn to AbbeyFest.
From this, AbbeyFest Ministries Inc was borne. AbbeyFest Ministries is a Catholic non profit 501(c)(3) run by volunteers. The vision of AbbeyFest Ministries is to continue the experience that is AbbeyFest and encourage families to thrive in their faith in a challenged world.
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